Anxiety over the suggestion 010-002-001


The patient confronts his doctor with his anxiety over the suggestion in the hospital discharge note that he may have cognitive decline- particularly in view of his brother’s Alzheimer’s disease.

Teaching points

There are clearly expressed cues to his “affect”-(anxiety/fear) and to the special “significance:” to him of this diagnosis in light of his brother’s dementia.

Talking points
  • What difference does recognizing these CASE parameters make in treating the patient?
  • Are there other emotions made evident in this clip?

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